Taking a break from the Ivory Timeline and beginning a new series to heighten awareness of how elephants live. If poaching is not stopped, elephants will become extinct in our lifetimes.
“I never knew a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” Earnest Hemingway
Cheryl Merrill’s essays have been published in Fourth Genre, Pilgrimage, Brevity, Seems, South Loop Review, Ghoti, Alaska Quarterly Review, Adventum and Isotope. “Singing Like Yma Sumac” was selected for the Best of Brevity 2005 and Creative Nonfiction #27. It was also included in the anthology Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition, 10th Edition. Another essay, “Trunk,” was chosen for Special Mention in Pushcart 2008.
She is currently working on a book about elephants: Larger than Life: Living in the Shadows of Elephants.
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10 thoughts on “Morning in Africa: Year of the Elephant”
I am so home sick now looking at these photos and living in Australia.
May you return home soon….
So very sad that these gorgeous animals are threatened by humans in this way.
Yes, and spreading the information is one way to combat it.
Amazing photo and absolutely love what you are doing! Elephants are such amazing creatures and deserve to live on! Will defiantly learn more about this and do what I can to raise awareness!
Thank you for your kind words, Mary. And thank you for your efforts to raise awareness.
Beautiful photo, it makes me sad that elephants are being poached.
Thank you. Yes, do all you can to spread the word so that elephants will not become extinct in our lifetimes.
Beautiful post! Love both the photo and the quote!
Thank you, Amy.